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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-04120

An eruption from Nicaragua's Cerro Negro volcano in 1968 produces an ash plume above the vent. Incandescent ejecta is visible at the base of the column. Gas and steam rise from fumaroles on the righthand side of the scoria cone. Ash and bombs fall from the eruption column at the left. Photo by William Melson, 1968 (Smithsonian Institution).

An eruption from Nicaragua's Cerro Negro volcano in 1968 produces an ash plume above the vent. Incandescent ejecta is visible at the base of the column. Gas and steam rise from fumaroles on the righthand side of the scoria cone. Ash and bombs fall from the eruption column at the left.

Photo by William Melson, 1968 (Smithsonian Institution).

Keywords: eruption | ash plume | ash | vent | crater | volcanic ash | explosive eruption | fumarole | scoria cone | blocks | bombs | ballistic ejecta


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